‘Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World’, review by Aya Nimer
Ruckus Journal, Fall 2022

By Aya Nimer

Often,  the most intimate relationships we have in our lives are to the places we come to know and live in. Soetsu Yanagi highlights this relationship in The Beauty of Everyday Things, where he expresses how the objects around us comprise the most trustworthy companions of our everyday routines. These objects and places provide a sense of ease and comfort and they intimately become a part of our lives.1 The artists in this exhibition lean into the familiar objects and materials of their lives to communicate their philosophies and personal experiences.

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